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Leslie was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley and has spent the majority of her life teaching here. In addition to her local training, she has traveled from New York to Orlando furthering her dance education. She has studied with dance legends such as Frank Hatchett, David Howard, Karen Hebert, Luigi, Debbie Dee and Mike Minery. Her choreography has won many top place awards at regional and national competitions, including multiple choreography awards. Leslie has worked with the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company and the Rockbridge Modern Dance Company as a guest instructor. During 1999-2003 she worked with Halestone Dance Studio, in Lexington, Virginia directing the tap program. Leslie is entering her 19th year as owner and instructor for Valley Dance Productions. 


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Heather has been dancing since the age of 3 and a former dancer of Valley Dance Productions. She is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High school and a 2010 graduate of Radford University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in dance. While at Radford she was a member of the Modern Dance Company "db DanceWorks" under the direction of Danah Bella. Heather is also a 2014 graduate of the College of Health Sciences and currently works full time as a Respetory Therapist for Carilion Hospital. She has been a great addition to the studio, Heather will be returning this year for her 7th season as a VDP instructor.


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Marh Hannah is a native of Franklin County, VA and is a Valley Dance Productions Alum. She is a 2014 grduate of Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Mary Hannah lived and worked in New York City and recently returned home to the Roanoke Valley. She was most recently seen as a Squirelle in Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play with Roanoke Children's Theatre and as Dianne in 42nd Street with Mill Mountain Theatre. Other credits include: being a member of a Disney workshop in New York City, the Elegeant Wife in (Scrooge No More) and Nurse/Dance Captain in (Fiends) at Bush Gardens Williamsburg. She is Currently a Teaching Artist/Choreographer/Company Member at Roanoke Children's Theatre, seerves as the choir director for her church and is ecxited to share her passion for dance and theatre here at VAlley Dance Productions!


Valley Dance Productions. 17 Elm Avenue . Roanoke, VA  24016
Phone: (540)344-5633
Cell: (540)204-3275

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